Valhallians Swat Hornets

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Story and photographs by Glenn Ivens

The Velox Valhallians Conrad Newell scored 5 tries to lead is team to an 87 -17 victory over the Nanaimo Hornets. The Valhallians are 3-0 on the season and sit in first place of the Cowichan Cup standings.

The Valhallians have followed head coach Aaron Frisby’s game plan to a tee amassing 199 points for, 153 more then the next closest team, while only allowing 23 points against.


Tau Va’a and the Velox Valhallians moved into 1st place in the VIRU Cowichan Cup standings with an 87 – 17 victory over the Nanaimo Hornets at Velox Field. (photo by Glenn Ivens)


Velox’s Chris Rickinson put on his game face and bulldozed  his way through the Hornets defense. (photo by Glenn ivens)

Saturday’s game saw the teams play fairly even for the 1st half ending with Velox leading 26-12. The younger legs and some key substitutions in the 2nd half allowed the Valhallians to control play and put together numerous phases that lead to them putting 61 points on the board.


The Valhallians Conrad Newell lead all scorers with 25 points on the day. (photo by Glenn Ivens)


Velox’s Quinn McLellan attempts to break through the tackles of the Nanaimo Hornets on Saturday.  (photo by Glenn Ivens)

The Valhallians got tries from Newell (5), Sana Dawai and Ryan Waldriff with 2 each while Aled Price, Cam Bell, Quinn Mehellan and Dale Grimston  add one try apeice. Bell also booted 5 converts and Chris Brussow chipped in with 6 converts. Nanaimo got tries from Drew Fisher, Michael Halaliku and Kevin McCarthy wiht a convert from Brad Marshall.

While it is still early in the season the Valhallians look poised to make a run at returning to the Premiership next season.